Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Ispaad Helps Attain Food Security

Government is committed to assisting farmers increase their production and attain food security through the ISPAAD programme, Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi, has said. Mr Masisi, who is also MoshupaManyana MP, said this when addressing a kgotla meeting at Ralekgetho on December 17. The residents received with ululations the message that they would be provided […]

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Young Man Holds On to Innovative Spirit

Mr Tebogo Tom Tom (33) has not allowed unemployment to kill his zeal for innovation. After completing his tertiary education, Mr Tom Tom vowed that unemployment will not deter him to do something, which will put food on the table. He holds a diploma in IT-networks from the Tshwane University of Technology that he attained […]

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Govt to Boost Private Sector

Government will, in pursuit of job creation and placing Botswana on global competitiveness, boost the private sector as the key driver in growth by increasing quality investment infrastructure by providing serviced land and utilities. The Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi said this in Parliament on December 9 when responding to Members of Parliament’s debates. Mr […]

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General

General

Safe Male Circumcision Successful

The success of the safe male circumcision (SMC) in schools has enabled the South East District to meet its target. This was revealed by the principal district officer for development Ms Kgomotso Kesianye, on December 17, when tabling the District Development Committee (DDC) report during the full council meeting. Ms Kesianye said out of a […]

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Monatefela Here Again

The annual Monate Fela Home Coming Concert promises to be a thriller come December 24. All roads will lead to Mahalapye for a concert that has become one of the biggest in the country to celebrate the Christmas holidays in a jovial mood. In its seventh year running, the concert will be held at the […]

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Tlhabiwe Urges Workers to Embrace Healthy Lifestyles

The increase in non-communicable diseases worldwide brought about largely by lifestyle choices is a concern, which puts a strain on the limited health resources. Acting principal economic geologist at Geological Surveys in Lobatse, Mr Karabo Tlhabiwe, urged employees to embrace healthy lifestyle choices for the success of their organisations and reduce health care costs. Speaking […]

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

Kumakwane Residents Receive Food Hampers

Government is determined to relief Batswana from the impact of poverty and destitution, says Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr Tshenolo Mabeo. Mr Mabeo said government had come up with various programmes to care for the elderly, war veterans, destitute, orphans and people with disabilities. He was speaking during a handing over of a donation […]

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Satau Primary School Receives Vehicle

Satau Primary School in the Chobe District has received a seven-seater Toyota Ipsum vehicle from Ms Lin Juan Mei of San Xiang Trading and Seymour Holdings. Speaking at the donation ceremony recently, Ms Mei said she was honoured to present a vehicle that she found fitting to donate to the Satau students to use for […]

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HIV Infections Peak During Festive Season

The Mahalapye Hospital public relations officer, Ms Pauline Bontle has expressed concern that HIV infections increase during the days leading to Christmas and New Year Holidays. Speaking during a meeting held in Mahalapye recently to sensitize the public about health matters and to bring services closer to the people Ms Bontle said alcohol abuse contributed […]

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Sports

Sports

Christmas Tourney Aims to Unearth Talent

Sefhare community will top this year’s Christmas celebrations with their annual football tournament. The tournament sponsor, Dikabelo Lesolame, said in an interview that the games were scheduled from December 25 to January 1. He said 11 teams from Sefhare were expected to compete and they include Sefhare Young Chiefs, Ditswametlheng, Matshubutshubu, Pirates and Seven stars. […]

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New BPL Chairperson Vows to Crack Whip

American football player, Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi once said “leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” One might link Lombardi’s words to the newly elected Botswana Premier League (BPL) chairperson, Arnold Semolokae […]

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Gilika New BMC Owner

Former Gaborone United official, Kelesitse Gilika, is now the owner of BMC Football Club, it was announced during a press briefing on December 16. Daroush Ghodrati, of the New Era School fame, said during the press briefing that his family found it prudent to hand the club over to Gilika because he was an astute […]

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Technology

Technology

On Center Software Utilizes Customer Feedback in Latest Product Releases

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE / Knowledgebylanes) — On Center Software, the first name in construction automation software, announces the latest release of its award winning classic solutions: On-Screen Takeoff(R), Quick Bid(R), and Digital Production Control(TM). This release will continue to help construction professionals exceed business goals, such as increasing efficiency and […]

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Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service “Yahclick” Promotion for 2 Months In Uganda

YahClick offers free modem, free YahClick dish and reduced installation charges via Simbanet and TrulT KAMPALA, Uganda, October 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Abu Dhabi based satellite operator, has announced its YahClick satellite broadband internet promotional offer in Uganda for a period of two months. Yahsat […]

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Phds in Focus – Building Electron Microscopy in Botswana [interview]

Stephan Coetzee began his career in South Africa, working as a metallurgist for an engineering company, before becoming a material science technician at the University of Cape Town. From there, he moved to the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he balanced technician work at the electron microscope unit with further studies in physical […]

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